This post was most recently updated on January 30th, 2023
Best Sealer for Pool Brick Pavers Update 2023
In this updated article, we discuss the qualities to look for when choosing a sealer for pool concrete patio or pavers. We continue to recommend SuperSeal and Surebond. If you have any suggestions for the best sealer for your pool concrete patio or pavers or have any questions, please comment below.
What is the Best Sealer for Pool Patio Concrete or Pavers that is not slippery?
If you are a homeowner that is lucky enough to have a pool you know how enjoyable they can be. Although there is some maintenance involved, pools can create a lot of fun family times. When it comes to the hard surfaces around your pool, they can be just as important to maintain as the pool itself.
There are a wide variety of materials used for pool patios or decks. Concrete or pavers are a common type of pool patio surface. To maintain a concrete or paver patio around the pool, it is common to clean and seal it on a regular basis. Every couple of years is typically the average for cleaning and resealing. Doing so will protect the area from harsh pool chemicals, sun fading, acid rain, erosion, and freeze/thaw damage.
Best Sealer for Pool Brick Pavers 2023
Finding the best sealer for pool patio concrete or pavers will ensure the area lasts a long time. Choose a sealer that is non-gloss to reduce the chance of creating a slippery surface. Being around a pool will obviously mean that wet feet will be walking and running across the surface. Making it too slippery with multiple applications of a glossy sealer is the last thing you want to do.
However, if you want to give the pool patio a wet look without the gloss, there are sealers that fall into that category. Sealers like SuperSeal M, Supreme Shield SB-600, or Surebond SB-6000 are great choices. These sealers penetrate the surface to create a barrier of protection without the glossy finish. Some Satin and Semi-Gloss sealers will work as well as long as they do not seal the surface 100%. These would be styrene acrylic-based sealers such as SuperSeal25.
There are also pool patio sealers that will not alter the appearance of the concrete or pavers at all but still give the surface adequate weather protection. It really comes down to personal preference, but creating a non-slippery surface that is water repellent is the goal. Sealing your pool patio concrete or pavers with the best sealer possible is good insurance to protect your investment. It will also ensure you maintain your outdoor living space so it is there to enjoy for many years.
If you have a question on sealing your pool patio, please ask below.
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Have concrete stamped pool decking around my pool. Looking for the best sealant product with low or no gloss. Looking into anti slip additives also, any suggestions? Thanks for your expertise and time
Try Super Seal Matter sealer. You can add their Super Grip into it as well.
This is Stevie D thank you for replying will a sealer of some sort help keep the temperature from being as hot if so, which sealer would you recommend?
No, that is not possible.
Do they make a sealer that will cool down my brick pavers around the deck of my pool for the summertime I am in West Palm Beach Florida. It gets so hot you can’t walk on it.
No, that is not possible.
will the 30 or sb600 be better for pool coping, to seal the mortar joints and also seal and give coping a wet look
Try the Supreme Shield SB-600 for this.
I recently had the pavers sealed with a water based polyurethane. Unfortunately the company that did the work got a fair amount of sealant in the pool. I have removed most of it but not all of it. How could I determine if it safe to swim in the pool, which is filtered?
If it is visibly not showing in the pool and the water is balanced, you should be okay.
We are looking to seal and cool our patio pavers around our pool. Would also like to be non slip and maintain natural look of pavers if possible. Any suugetions?
As sealer will not “cool” the pavers. Nothing will. If you want to seal to protect withing changing the appearance, try SuperSeal-M Water Repellent.
I have a patio that is pavers over concrete. There is also a pool with polymeric sand. The sand is beginning to wear away and needs refilled. I was looking for a wet look and using regular sand for the joints. What should i use?
Try Super Seal Matte.
Is there anything more water base that I can use in a standard plastic type sprayer.
Masonry Saver Paver Sealer in Low Gloss.
I want to seal my backyard proof around the pool. I have concrete pavers, want to avoid slippery conditions, want to protect pavers, as a non- film so no need to reapply on 2-3 years. I prefer to have a penetrating sealer.
Thanks for your advice
Do you want a wet look or no change of appearance?
For each sealer – what prep needs done when its time to seal again in a couple of years?
It varies based on the sealer type and brand.
What is the best sealer to put on my pavers around my pool to bring out the color , but not a bright shinny look ?
Try Supreme Shield SB-600: https://www.concretesealerreview.com/supreme-shield-sb-600-wet-look-review/
Looking for a penetrating sealer for pavers around the pool. Looking for mildew and mold resistant. Wet look does not matter just don’t want it to be slippery
Super Seal-M would be best for a water repellent: https://www.concretesealerreview.com/superseal-m-concrete-water-repellent-review/
Hi. I am trying to seal my pool pavers on y own for the first time. I’ve done so much homework my head is goinf to explode. SO here is my wish list; Shiny but not slippery glossy; spray on, no mixing. And of course the winning lottery numbers. I am on the west coast of central Florida. Lots of sun and salt, little worry about the cold. Can you help a rookie out? Thanks!
Super Seal 30 but you will need to roll on. No high gloss sealer will be sprayable.
OK, thanks. But I guess being a novice I did not make myself clear. I cannot use a glossy finish because I’ve been told it is too slippery. I am looking for that “wet look” in a non-glossy spray. Do you think that exists? And where are my winning lottery numbers? HA! Thanks!
Supreme Shield SB-600:
I want to seal my travertine pavers for my pool area. whats the best sealer i can use for thtis to prevent staining and have the wet look?
Super Seal Matte or Super Seal 25.
Patio sealer paint recommendations for those wanting a color.
Sealers do not come in colors. If it is plain white concrete, you would have to stain it and then use a sealer over top.
looking to seal stamped concrete around my chlorine pool. Do not know if previous owners had used a sealant before. Obviously do not want a slippery finish, but would like to bring back the red color. Product recommendations? Also, can I use a sprayer instead of roller? Thank you!
Try a wet look sealer. Surebond SB-6000 or Supreme Shield SB-600.
Looking to seal the concrete around my in ground pool. I have a salt water pool with a chlorine generator. Its not salt water like the ocean. The concentration is too low to notice but is better than chlorine tablets. What would be the best sealer to use to not change the concrete appearance and protect against pool chemicals?
This one: https://www.concretesealerreview.com/superseal-m-concrete-water-repellent-review/
I repaired some loose pavers around a pool. I used a good epoxy grout. Now customer is complaining about the glossy appearance. Is there a way to dull this shine?
No, there is not.
i got some super seal 30 in my swimming pool.what should i do
Not sure. Best to ask the Manufacturer.
I used Eagle Paver Acrylic Sealer back in May for my dark grey brick pool coping but the pool water leaves mineral stains on them (which I thought was the purpose of sealing them ). Can I use something else over the current sealer to shine them up and actually REPEL the water ?
Probably will not take if you do that now.
We have a new plaster knockdown deck. Can a sealer be put on it to keep it from staining? If so, what type of sealer?
Sorry, but we do not know of or have any experience with a plaster deck and sealing.
What sealer should I use on my pool water fall rocks? I’m starting to see erosion and deterioration on the rocks. Thanks
Sealers will not work in areas where there is constant water flow like a waterfall or fountain nor would it stop erosion.
We are putting in Techo block Blu Grande Smooth slab pavers on our pool patio.We live in Charleston, SC and the sun is pretty hot in the summer. What would you recommend to make sure the surface doesn’t get too hot/slippery. Something clear that would keep the same look. Thank you,
Use this sealer for no changes to appearance: https://www.concretesealerreview.com/superseal-m-concrete-water-repellent-review/
Will this also reduce heat on the pavers?
This sealer is also good for keeping the pavers cooler?
It is not possible for a sealer to reduce the heat on pavers from the sun.
what is the best paver sealer with a wet look to bring out the natural colors of the paver that last and holds up well around a pool
Supreme Shield SB-600: https://www.concretesealerreview.com/supreme-shield-sb-600-wet-look-review/
Hello, we just poured a 3′ concrete ribbon around our pool and are now installing Laffit Grana Belgard Pavers around the concrete for the patio. My question is can i seal both the pavers and the concrete with the same sealer? The pool is a salt water pool and looking for a non slip, no gloss sealer? Thanks
Yes, but you would want a water repellent like this: https://www.concretesealerreview.com/superseal-m-concrete-water-repellent-review/
What sealant should I use on a sandstone waterfall for a salt pool?
Sealers will not work on a waterfall or fountain.
I have a chlorine pool with a concrete patio around it.The old seal has worn off the concrete. I don’t want the wet look. What’s the best sealer to use that won’t be slippery? What’s the best way to apply it? Sprayer?
Use this and a pump sprayer to apply: https://www.concretesealerreview.com/superseal-m-concrete-water-repellent-review/
Which sealer is best for Fire Rock Tile that is non slip and won’t change the look of the tile?
Super Seal-M: https://www.concretesealerreview.com/superseal-m-concrete-water-repellent-review/
What system would work well to seal pavers around the pool that is not too glossy but also seals the sand in the pavers?
Look at using the Super Seal Matter or Masonry Saver Paver Sealer.
We are having a splash pad installed with clay bricks and mortar. What do you recommend for a nonslip sealer?
Try this: https://www.concretesealerreview.com/superseal-m-concrete-water-repellent-review/
What non gloss nonslip sealer is recommended on Rosetta Stone around a swimming pool?
The only Rosetta Stone we have heard of is the language classes.
I need to re-seal a decorative pressed concrete pool deck. The last time it was sealed was ~5 years ago and it now looks dull. Not sure what type of seal was previously used. Looking for something medium gloss non-slip. Any recommendations? Thanks.
use this: https://www.concretesealerreview.com/superseal25-semi-gloss-paver-and-concrete-sealer-review/
I am getting a pool put in with a Tremron paver deck with polymeric sand. I am interested in getting a non-slip sealer that will cover the entire deck including the coping. Should I just apply Super Seal M? It would be nice to give it wet look too but I do not want risk it getting slippery.
Please advise on what products you think best fit this application. Thanks very much.
You can use a wet look without the gloss and it will not be slippery. Try this: https://www.concretesealerreview.com/supreme-shield-sb-600-wet-look-review/
I have a pool with decorative Stone around the edge of the pool and I would like to seal it and have a wet look. I have two requirements in that it must be non-skid and cool to the touch. Is there a product that makes this possible?
A sealer cannot prevent a brick or stone from becoming hot in the sun. You can seal with a penetrating wet look sealer like the Supreme Shield SB-600.
I have stamped concrete around my pool that has been sealed at least three times. The sealer seems to fade and turn white after about 8 to 9 months. I am in Arizona not sure if the constant sun has anything to do with that. Any recommendations on what sealer to use considering there may be several layers of old sealer on the concrete?
The only way to fix this is to remove all of the old sealers. Adding more on top of the current sealers will not fix the white haze from returning.
I have 20 yr old concrete pavers. Black stuff that looks like catapillers builds up between the cracks. Black algae and green algae also grow on the surface. Will sealer prevent or lessen the growth of mold, mildew, algae, etc. that discolor the pavers surface and grow in the cracks?
No, sealers will not prevent mildew or algae growth.
My neighbor was watching are pool and spilled acid on the pavers leaving stains will seal help to prevent this, going to replace the pavers
No, a sealer will no protect against acid.
We just had our concrete pool coping sealed and it is now dangerously slippery when wet. What can we do to reverse this? Acid wash or something else?
Acid will not do anything. Some sealers can be stripped, many cannot. Depends on the brand and type that was used?
What kind of sealer can i use that will make it look wet without the slippery feeling. I have used other sealers to try but they feel to slippery when it makes it look wet
I want to seal pavers around my pool that have faded a lot over the years. What is the best dealer that will restore the color, but not make the surface slippery?
We bought a house with a pool and are unsure of the material around the pool . It may be concrete but it seems to get mildew on it that is black. We were successful in cleaning the deck but found that it has gotten mildew again. What sort of sealant should we use – if any?
1. MasonrySaver Heavy Duty Water Repellent
2. SuperSeal-M Water Repellent
Can you put the sealer over pavers that have already been sealed but the seal is wearing off of them?
Depends on the brand and type of sealer it was and if it has discolored or not.
I have stamped concrete around my pool and patio. I have yet to find a sealer that is not slippery when wet. Please advise.
Try adding a grip into your sealer. Super Grip or Shark Grip can be added to a sealer like the Super Seal 25.
Do you have any before and after pics of pavers near a pool with wet look, glossy look, and high gloss look?
You can get samples online from stores or the manufacturer. Here is a picture of a glossy wet look.
We are 65 years old and have our first pool in our new retirement home. I want to seal the pavers around the pool and lanai and like the wet glossy wet look but have slippery concerns as we grow older. Any issues or recommendations?
Also, I want to do the driveway and walkway from pool door to boat dock. Recommendations please?
Super Seal 30 for this. You can always add the Super Grip for traction if needed.
I have a 50 yr old pool in our community. We are considering painting the concrete deck surrounding the pool. After cleaning and etching, is paint applied (for the color) and then the sealant? Or is it best to simply apply a non-skid sealant?
You cannot seal over a paint. Just apply a non-skid into the concrete paint.
Looking for a penetrating sealer for pool deck area
Try Super Seal-M or Masonry Saver Heavy Duty Water Repellent.
The pool area I’m cleaning and wanting to seal is at a country club(lots of traffic and Grease comes straight out of kitchen. I would like to clean and seal w a water based sealer w a matte finish. Best cleaner please then
sealer ? Thanks
Use Super Seal-M for a water repellent. Prep with a concrete cleaner degreaser.
So many options, I’ve recently poured colored concrete around pool and stamped and also have brush coping around the perimeter of the pool. Do not want gloss or shine need somewhat of a wet look to bring out the color. Can’t decide between SP 6000 or SP 600 or the Masonary saver decorative concrete sealer.
Use the Surebond SB-6000 or Supreme Shield SB-600.
What’s the difference between the two is there a advantage using one over the other? Do I have to wait 28 days to apply or can you do it sooner than that?
No advantage of one over the other. Both can be applied to concrete after a week or two.
Thanks for the quick response, I poured it on the 11th of August should I give it time to cure or can I apply the SB 6000 right away
Hi. Thanks for the info! I was looking for an alternative to H&C xylene-based concrete stain, white opaque, for our textured concrete pool deck. The H&C stain needs to be re-coated every two or three years after repeated pressure-washings. Does another manufacturer have a product which is compatible with our surface? Thx. Pete C
Sorry but no, I do not think you will find a stain that can over what you have already. It will need to be removed first. FYI, nothing will last more than 2-3 years anyhow.
Hello. Thanks for all the great info. I am in Nj and have a salt water pool with stamped concrete. It’s about 4 years old and never sealed. Just did a light power wash to clean it up. Looking for a sealer to bring the tan color up and also would like it not too slippery. Masonry Saver Decorative? Thanks again
Yes, the Masonry Saver Decorative Concrete Sealer would be a good option.
How would MasonryDec. Concrete Sealer differ from SB 600? I am looking for the look of how it looks when wet but not glossy, Is it better to roll on or spray?Thanks
The SB-600 has not gloss but a wet look. The SB-600 would be rolled on.
Thanks very much. From reading …the masonry decorative sealer will end up giving a wet look with some shine? You feel it wouldn’t be to slippery by stamped concrete pool.. once allowed to cure 2 coats? It can be rolled on?Thanks